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A Closer Look At The Financial Implications Of Tying The Knot

FAMILY | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 22
With the ban on gay marriage lifted in states around the country, thousands of same-sex couples are finally able to make their relationships official under the eyes of the law. Here's what that means in financial terms.

Teen "Investor" Admits Telling Elaborate Lie About Making $72 Million

FINANCE | Dec 17
Stuyvesant High School student Mohammed Islam told New York Magazine he made $72 million investing in the stock market. After much hype, the self-described teen tycoon now admits to the New York Observer that he made it all up.

How to Plan for Retirement

FINANCE | By Ric Reilly | Oct 12
After you follow the rules as best you can -- maximize savings, minimize spending and contribute to your retirement plan -- what then? When do you have enough to quit working and enjoy your "golden years?"

Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

RETIREMENT | By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

Panel Debunks Stereotype of LGBT Affluence

FINANCE | By Jim E. Winburn | Jul 26
The myth of gay affluence serves as a harmful exaggeration, according to speakers of a recent Horizons Foundation panel discussion hosted at Merrill Lynch Private Bank.

Check Out These Scholarships and Grants for LGBT Students

SAVING | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Jun 22
Life can be difficult for a struggling college student living off Cup Noodle and cereal. With the new school year quickly approaching, students find themselves worrying about their financial situation.

Money Matters :: Debit or Credit?

SAVING | By Ric Reilly | Mar 28
I am never asked, because I don’t use a debit card. There is not a debit card in my wallet. When one arrives from the bank I immediately cut it up and dispose of it. And here’s why...

Pump Up Your Wallet!

SAVING | By David Auten and John Schneider | Mar 8
Being in picture-perfect financial shape is similar to achieving the perfect body: Rather than calorie-counting, it comes down to money in versus money out.

LGBT Couples Face Easier Tax Season

FAMILY | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 1
In late August the IRS and U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it would treat same-sex couples that legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages as married for federal tax purposes.

The Money Man :: How to Choose the Right Bank

SAVING | By Ric Reilly | Feb 16
Many think that when they deposit their money in the bank, the bank has that money for their use, on their demand. Nothing is actually further from the truth.

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